Yonghegong ( The Lama Temple ) is a famous lamasery located in the northeastern part of the old city of Beijing. It was a palatial residence built in 1694 by Qing Emperor Kangxi for his fourth son, Prince Yongzheng who later succeeded to the throne. Our au pairs experienced the traditional Chinese culture of burning incense.
Later on At Guozijian ( Imperial Academy ), they accidently ran into a classes of pupils from local school wearing ancient garment learning Confucius’s curtsy from a teacher. Confucius is one of the most famous people in ancient China for his philosophy and theories about the law, life and the government. There is a museum of him located in the Imperial Academy. One of our au pairs, Chris, whose Chinese name is 孔力思, has the same surname as Confucius( 孔子). His Chinese teacher gave him this name in Germany.